US-Iran deal on Camp David agenda: Bahrain

Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa told the Bahrain News Agency on Tuesday that all aspects of the nuclear deal would be discussed thoroughly.



By Our Correspondent

Published: Thu 23 Apr 2015, 11:53 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 9:53 PM

Manama - Bahrain has said that the upcoming nuclear agreement between the US and Iran will be on the agenda of the Camp David meeting.

Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa told the Bahrain News Agency on Tuesday that all aspects of the nuclear deal would be discussed thoroughly at the meeting which will be held at the call of US President Barack Obama.

The minister welcomed any deal which serves the interests of all Arabian Gulf states, strengthens security and stability and steers the region away from the spectre of war.

“We are looking forward to establishing good relations with Iran, which is a neighbouring country,” the minister said. He announced that Manama would soon host a key meeting on combating the scourge of terrorism which is spreading its tentacles and controlling a lot of funding sources in the world.

“Manama has been chosen to host the meeting owing to its developed financial legislations and pivotal standing as an acknowledged regional financial hub,” he said. The minister stressed the importance of maintaining security and stability in Yemen, which would have a direct impact on the Arabian Peninsula and the entire region.

Commenting on the ceasefire in Yemen, he said all parties were seeking a political solution to the Yemeni crisis, stressing the importance of restoring normalcy in the war-affected country. Regarding the call to convene a meeting in Riyadh, the minister said the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) had announced their initiative which aims at restoring security and stability in Yemen and consolidating national partnership and peace under the UN umbrella.

shamada@khaleejtimes.com 


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